RN Schools and Programs

Join the healthcare occupation by pursuing your nursing degree. Nursing may offer a stable career path, salary potential, and diverse work environments.

About RNs

A registered nurse, or RN, works with patients who are sick, injured, disabled, or convalescent. There are many specialties for registered nurses, but some of the duties common to most nurses include:

  • Administering and monitoring medications
  • Overseeing IV treatments
  • Keeping detailed medical records
  • Educating patients and family about home care
  • Giving patients treatments and therapies
  • Working with doctors and other healthcare clinicians

Career Paths and Outlook for RNs

Currently there are 2,737,400 RNs in US and the number is expected to grow by almost 711,900 between 2010 and 2020. Some of the areas in which RNs may specialize include:

  • Pediatric nursing
  • Ambulatory care nursing
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Holistic nursing
  • Occupational health nursing

Long-term care nursing These are just a few of the many specialty options for registered nurses, and some RNs may combine specialties. Career advancement for nurses may include pursue a master's degree and going on to become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or healthcare administrator.

Average Salaries for Health Care Occupations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a registered nurse was $64,690 in 2010, but nurses in the first ten percent earned more than $95,130.

Degree Requirements for Registered Nursing

There are three degree paths to pursuing an RN: pursuing an associate's degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), or a diploma from a certified nursing program. The BSN may help nurses who wish to specialize in a certain area in their careers.

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Nursing and Health Care Schools

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University of Phoenix

Whether you're seeking an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, University of Phoenix can help you reach your goal much sooner than you might expect.

Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
M.S. in Nursing
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Keiser University

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in high demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs Offered:
Nursing, AS
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Grand Canyon University

Don't Miss a Day of Your Future!

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RN to BS in Nursing

Sanford - Brown College

Get the skills you need in Tech, Business, or Healthcare in as little as 9 months from Sanford-Brown College.

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Nursing

Sanford-Brown Institute

Turn your love of medicine into a rewarding career at Sanford-Brown Institute. Learn more today.

Programs Offered:
Nursing

Lincoln Tech®

Get the career training you need to succeed at Lincoln Tech®.

Programs Offered:
Nursing

Kaplan University

Advance your career with an online degree from Kaplan University.

Programs Offered:
RN to BS in Nursing
MS in Nursing - Informatics
RN to MS in Nursing
MS in Nursing

American Sentinel University Online

Earn a self-paced online degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration.

Programs Offered:
MS Nursing - Case Management
RN to MS Nursing
MS Nursing - Education
RN to BS Nursing
MS Nursing - Infection Prevention and Control

Colorado Technical University

As the workplace becomes more competitive, employers are looking for more skills. Everything you need to excel in IT, Business, or Tech Management can be found at Colorado Technical University.

Programs Offered:
Nursing

New England Institute of Technology

Get your career on the right track with New England Institute of Technology.

Programs Offered:
Associate in Science Degree in Nursing

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Online RN to BSN Obtaining your bachelor's in nursing (BSN) has been made much more possible with the Internet. Online RN to BSN programs allow you to work at home, when you have time.